Legends and Bandolero Racing

The door-to-door excitement of short track racing greets fans year-round with Legends and Bandolero racing on the 1/4-Mile "Thunder Ring," located on the frontstretch of Atlanta Motor Speedway! Grassroots racing in various divisions occurs year-round with offseason events on the 1/4-mile and road course tracks as part of Winter Flurry and the Thursday Thunder Legends Racing Series presented by Papa John's Pizza!

Pit admission for offseason and Winter Flurry events may be purchased at the security command post, located near the AMS main entrance. Pit admission is $30 for competitors, $15 for other individuals and free for ages 5 and under. 

All grandstands are non-smoking at Thursday Thunder, with smoking being permitted in designated areas near the grandstands. 

Thursday Thunder is one of the most affordable, exciting family activities in Atlanta. Every Thursday night from early June into late July, a smorgasbord of games, contests, giveaways and hot on-track racing excitement take place at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Grandstand tickets are just $5 for adults and ages 5 and under are admitted free for each evening of fun and grass-roots racing on the paved quarter-mile track at AMS, the Thunder Ring. Drivers as young as 8-years-old come from all over the nation to battle each night in eight different classes for the right to be called champions at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Gates open at 6 p.m., practice begins at 6:15 p.m. and feature races start at 7:45 p.m. Don't miss this summer's most fun and affordable activity. Come see the region's up and coming drivers each Thursday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Call (770) 946-4211 for information or visit

You can enjoy the excitement of sanctioned auto racing from behind the wheel! Thanks to US Legend Cars and Legends of Georgia, it's easy, affordable and a great source of family fun. Legends Cars are 5/8 scale replicas of classic coupes and sedans of the '30s that were modified into the fordable racing machines of NASCAR's grassroots history. But don't let their size fool you - these are serious race cars powered by 1200cc, 4-cylinder Yamaha engines delivering 122 horsepower - more than enough to give you some major league racing thrills.




At Atlanta Motorsports Park 

For information on how you can race a Legends or Bandolero car on a dirt track, call (770) 707-2977.

Test drive a racecar!

Anyone over the age of 8 years old can test drive a Legends or a Bandolero race car on the Atlanta Motor Speedway ¼ mile Thunder Ring. All drivers must be 14 years or older to test drive a Legends Car. AMS can accommodate a test drive any day that the 1.5 mile track is not in use, and as long as the track is 100% totally dry.

Cost of test driving a race car:

$50.00 for 15 laps in a Bandolero $75.00 for 15 laps in a Legends Car.

Both parents of minors under the age of 18 must be present and fill out a Parental Consent Form.

Test drivers are required to sign an insurance release waiver, and are responsible for any damages done to the race car.

The US Legends Car Store is located in the infield at AMS and can assist with Legend and Bandolero cars and racing at AMS. The US Legends Shop at AMS has new cars for sale as well and knowledge and information on used cars for resale.

Other services available at the US Legends Shop at AMS include:

On site repair shop for all of your repair and setup needs. Complete inventory of all parts for Legends and Bandolero cars. Leave your car with us, we’ll maintain it for you and have it ready for you to race. Garage stalls for rent if you choose to work on your own car, but don’t have a place to.

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